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Soiree de Ballet 2019

Kenta Taniguchi

Scottsdale School of Ballet will once again present 2 performances at for the Soiree de Ballet 2019 a the  Paradise Valley Community College for these shows. We are also happy to announce our Spring guest artist, Kenta Taniguchi  (see bio below) of the Eugene Ballet dancing the role of “Solor” in “La Bayadere Act II. Mr Taniguchi, as well as these performances are generously sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation.

The evening features the perennial favorite, “The Ballet Class,” where the audience gets a look into the training of a ballet student, from the beginning steps through the Advanced level.

This is followed by “The Enchanted Room”, an original work choreographed by Donald and Sibylle Dadey, and Flamenco by Julia Chacon is set to a compilation score where the story follows a girl who instead of doing homework, daydreams, falls asleep and dreams of a faraway land.  Or is it a dream?

For the finale, we present highlights and our variations from “La Bayadere-Act II, set to the wonderful music of Ludwig Minkus. Exquisitely re-staged after one of the classical masters by Sibylle  Acatos-Dadey, with additional choreography by her and director Donald Dadey.  We are also featuring choreography from faculty members, Kelsey Kroll and Rebecca Boizelle for our Contemporary portion of the program.

Again, both performances are held at the Center for The Performing Arts, Paradise Valley Community College on May 11th 7:00 and May 12th at 2:30. Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032 at the corner of 32nd Street and Union Hills.

To purchase tickets now, click this link SPRING TICKETS  or you can also purchase your tickets in person  at the PVCC box office and over the phone at 602.787.7738. We encourage you to by your tickets early as we have sold out some shows in the past.

Kenta Taniguchi
Guest Artist –  “Solor” in “La Bayadere- Act II”

A native of Arizona, Kenta started his ballet training at the Yen – Li Chen Ballet School and
continued his dance education at the Arizona School of Classical Ballet and Dmitri Kulev
Classical Ballet Academy. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he attended under full scholarship,
and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet.
Kenta placed Top 12 and 3rd in the Youth America Grand Prix regional competitions. In addition to dancing, Kenta has choreographed classical and contemporary works for different schools.